Guidebook by the Open Data Institute: “Standards for data are often seen as a technical topic that is only relevant to developers and other technologists.
Using this guidebook we hope to highlight that standards are an important tool that are worthy of wider attention.
Standards have an important role in helping us to consistently and repeatably share data. But they are also a tool to help implement policy, create and shape markets and drive social change.
The guidebook isn’t intended to be read from start to finish. Instead we’ve focused on curating a variety of guidance, tools and resources that will be relevant no matter your experience.
- Are you news to standards? Then we suggest reading through our non-technical introduction to standards.
- We’ve also identified some user journeys through the site to help you find relevant content.
- Listening to our “Community Voices” podcast series will also provide you with some useful insight into the experiences of standards developers from across the open data community.
On top of providing useful background and case studies, we’ve also provided pointers to help you find existing standards.